Summary: As a professional photographer, I was in search of a monitor that delivered color accuracy in sRGB. This monitor as certainly met my expectations. The built in speakers are great for listening to the news. I wouldn't "rock out" with them, but they serve in an excellent utilitarian role.
Excerpt: As a photographer, color accuracy was of utmost importance. After much research I decided on the Asus PB278Q. I ordered it through B&H and kept my fingers crossed that there would be no adverse issues. I'm happy to report that it was perfect out of the box. Gorgeous color and contrast.
Pros: Easy To Set Up, Height Adjustment, Reasonable Price
As good as the Thunderbolt monitor, less than half the cost
journeyswithacamera, B&H Photo
1 June 2015
Excerpt: This monitor is so good, I purchased a second display for home. The display quality is tremendous and is the perfect compliment to my MacBook Pro with Retina. What I see on the laptop is exactly what I see on the ASUS display, which is critical to me for photo editing in Lightroom.
Excerpt: I am downgrading from a 27" Imac to PC system. I was looking for a comparable monitor, but had photo-editing in mind. This monitor is 1) very sturdy, well built 2) solid black 3) clean around the edges. It can range from very bright to exceedingly dim.
Summary: This is the best monitor I had ever purchased. Color reproduction is excellent. Good build quality and picture quality. I got the second edition. I think it came 2014 and their panels are no longer PLS. Good for work and casual gaming.
Excerpt: I'm using this monitor for video editing and photography. Colors are true right out of the box. Highly recommend this monitor if your in the market for a 27" 2560 x 1440 resolution. This will be a great companion sitting next to my upcoming Apple 27" iMac with Retina 5K display!
Pros: Easy To Set Up, Never Freezes, Powerful, Versatile
Summary: First of all, and most importantly, this IS the ASUS PB278Qr version of the monitor with the little dots replacing the (IMHO) more useful icons in the older version. Ordered 4-9-15, delivered 4-11-15. It was a pleasant surprise to receive the newer model.
Summary: I purchased this monitor several months ago. Last week, I received a new monitor the Samsung 28 inch 4K. I am running both using the same graphic card GeForce GTX780. I loved the ASUS monitor.